Look north for luminous music from Orkney, Denmark and Finland, brought together by SCO Conductor Emeritus Joseph Swensen.
Maxwell Davies imagined the hard-fought arrival of an Orcadian spring in one of his final works, written in 2013 for the SCO, while Sibelius offers an atmospheric portrait of the underworld of Finnish mythology, whose guardian swan is sung by SCO cor anglais player Katherine Bryer.
SCO Principal Flute André Cebrián is the soloist in Neilson’s brilliant Concerto, while Swensen offers his own rich orchestral reimagining of the same composer’s youthful First String Quartet.
Maxwell Davies: Concert Overture ‘Ebb of Winter’
Nielsen: Flute Concerto
Sibelius: The Swan of Tuonela
Nielsen (orch. Swensen): Four Movements for Orchestra
The performance of Peter Maxwell Davies’ The Ebb of Water is supported by Resonate, a PRS Foundation initiative in partnership with Association of British Orchestras, BBC Radio 3 and Boltini Trust.
Joseph Swensen: Conductor
André Cebrián: Flute
Katherine Bryer: Cor Anglais
Estimated duration: 70mins (incl. 20min interval)
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